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May 26, 2019

3/30/2019 7:30:00 AM
Dorothy Mae Carlson

Dorothy Mae Carlson, age 93, of Rhinelander, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 with her family by her side.

She was born in Rhinelander on Sunday, Dec. 6, 1925, to Vina and George Oberklaner. She married John Weaver Carlson on Aug. 2, 1947 and together they raised eight children.

Throughout her life Dorothy enjoyed volunteering at the hospital, Rhinelander District Library and chaperoning The Belles of St. Mary's trips.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Vina and George Oberklaner, her husband, John Weaver Carlson, and daughter, Susan Kulis.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Jeanne (Phil) Stefonik, Patti (Fred) Woolman, Bill (Mary) Carlson, Mary Carlson, Barbara (Larry) Carlson-Towne, Ann (Mike) Mondloch and Carol (Jeff) Perlberg. She is further survived by 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The visitation for Dorothy will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, located at the corner of Conro and King streets from 9 until the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass. Fr. Mike Tupa will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Rhinelander District Library, 106 N. Stevens Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501 or to Nativity Catholic Church, 125 E. King Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501.

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Article comment by: Sue & John Korth

Our condolences to all of you. Your mom was such an upbeat & humorous person. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with her. She will be missed :(

Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Article comment by: Jane Lewis

Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your mother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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